Mom Gets a Makeover and the Kids Go Wild


I’ve been noticing my Munchkins (ages 7 and 8) commenting on my attire. I don’t know why they are just now paying attention to what I’m wearing because with the exceptions of wedding, funerals, and disco parties, literally I have been wearing the same outfit since 2005.

“I know this, how?” you ask. “After all, you are aging and blonde…”

Yes, that’s an astute observation, but my daughters are obsessed with watching home videos of themselves as babies. It was cute at first. There was a lot of “oohing” and “ahhing” the first 50 times we watched them; but I must confess, I never thought I would tire of watching my love-buckets on the screen.


So back to my killer wardrobe: it consists of black (no other color) yoga pants, and a v-neck t-shirt in a rainbow of colors! A little splash of color never hurt anybody, right?! Then I top it off with running shoes which mock me daily because running is never performed in this footwear. Truth is, when I run I am barefoot, on the beach and sound asleep.

I also should mention, depending on the season, I add a zippered sports jacket with pockets to keep the chill off during the day especially when I keep the thermostat brisk while the kids are at school. I’d hate to have a hot flash and not be able to remove a layer! Plus, you need those pockets for you cell and a handful of Chex Party Mix.


chexpartymix(photo by Chex Party Mix)

Last weekend Munchkin #2 decided I needed a makeover.

“I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but Mom, you need a makeover,” she barfed out like I didn’t have an insecure bone in my body.

Don’t you love it when people say, “I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but…” and then finish with a hurtful comment, thinking it’s OK because they said they didn’t want to hurt you? If she weren’t my daughter, I would have kicked her in the knees.

We need to work on that lesson a little more, my child.

Unbeknownst to my hubby and me, M2 decided I needed a “date night with my husband.” Don’t you worry your pretty head because I’m almost positive she wasn’t saying I looked like I needed to “get me some.” I am looking forward to her teen years when her sassiness will go overboard and be horribly inappropriate.

Her plan was to get me fixed up for my big imaginary date. What harm could be done? My husband and other daughter were out for a few hours so she could perform her creative magic. She has been dabbling in stage makeup in some of her acting classes and wanted to practice her skills on her mother. How cute, right?

She sat me down in the bathroom and pulled out my makeup, and carefully applied my makeup.

Then it was time for the hair. I didn’t want to judge, but sheesh! How many products could this child use on my head? I didn’t want to impede her progress, so I sat there trying not to laugh or wince.

Munchkin #2 then went into my closet and found a dress she thought would be perfect for my date. She instructed me to put it on while she was going to make her parents something special to eat in the kitchen.

That should have been my red flag.

Half a pound of sugar, cake sprinkles, water and 2 large packets of lemonade, she had our diabetic sludge cocktails ready. Really, a box of wine and a straw could have sufficed, but I didn’t want to disappoint.

The garage door grumbled and I could hear my other daughter and husband talking as they entered the house. I sat primed and ready for my hot date to view his new beauty.

“Come into the living room, Darling! Your youngest has given me a makeover!” I gleefully announced.

“What happened to you?” asked my hubby.

“I got a new style!” I said giving him my sexiest pose.

As my PeePaw used to say, "Get a stick and kill it!"

As my PeePaw used to say, “Get a stick and kill it!”

“Well, give it back!” he said walking into the next room.

After ten years of marriage, I’m proud to say we still got it! And the great thing is…when questioned on my look – hubby wants me back in my old uniform.

Yoga pants it is!!

(previously posted on NML in October 2013)

Do your kids do this crazy stuff to you? What’s the weirdest costume or look they have done to you?

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29 thoughts on “Mom Gets a Makeover and the Kids Go Wild

  1. Jean, glad to see you again! I’ll check to see if you have a FB page too. Hope you didn’t get carded for the cocktail!!

  2. I’m so glad I got a laugh out of you, Jean. The only person not laughing is my hubby! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I love hearing from people and chatting. I’m going to look at your site. Looks interesting!

  3. My friend just called me and said I looked like I needed to be parked in a muumuu at a homeless shelter. Not very nice, but kinda funny. Would be my Halloween costume if my husband weren’t so scared of that look!

  4. Thanks, Corlie for stopping by and leaving a message. I love it when I can meet new friends and have more peeps to chat with. Glad I got a smile out of you!! Come on back sometime!

  5. I love the “well give it back!” That will make me smile for quite a while 🙂 Congrats on being SITS featured blogger!

  6. Makes me think of Seinfeld…”People. They’re the worst!” Thanks to my hilarious kids and their wacky views of the world, I have a plethora of material. Yay, for our type of crazy!! Thanks so much for stopping by. Come back for another visit. Would love to chat again!

  7. HAAAA!! That’s perfect. I will keep that photo just for that night. Great idea. If not prom, wedding perhaps? 🙂

  8. Jen, I was absolutely terrified when your daughter saw my made up face, she would have nightmares that night. I knew you would get over it eventually; yet hold it over my head when needed, so I publicly outed myself before you could blackmail me! 😉 What we do for our girls, right? *said with a Jersey accent*

  9. Thanks, Julia. It is really fun! I appreciate you coming by and leaving a comment. Have a great day.

  10. SUE!!! You are the BEST grandmother EVER!! I can’t think of many who would do that unless they were going to a dimly lit place…or Sonic! You made me LOL! Thanks!

  11. Is that how you got the name “Angel the Alien?” LOL!! 🙂 I’m agreeing with you it can be dangerous, but she sure cracks me up and I get good material from her antics.

  12. Bwahahahahaha. GIVE IT BACK!! Bwahahahahahahahaha. Girl, that is quite a make over!!! 😀
    I cannot believe I was reading this because today as I was leaving, Lucy said, “Oh, mom. You DEFINITELY need some new clothes. Are you EVER going to buy ANYTHING new?” Geez, what a buzzkill. I informed her that we only have the funds for one of us to keep a top notch wardrobe. She was liking my old cargo pants a lot more after that. 😀 –Lisa

  13. I was lucky enough to see this makeover in person, it was a beauty! You are a wonderful mom to let her take her time and make you over Jersey/Tammy Faye style. Love it. P.s. why do ALL little girls go for the eyebrows and not lids? A mystery I’ve always wondered about.

  14. My story involves my granddaughter’s who gave me a makeover. My new look was very similar to your’s with the exception of black around the eyes. For some reason I had a tube of very red lipstick which I had never worn nor ever intended to wear. I need to say I had two makeup artist working on my new look each applying their own touches. The problem was that after I was done and my husband called in to see my new look. He first gasped in amazement then made such a to do about how beautiful I looked that the girls were thrilled. We were to go to dinner with them and their mother in about an hour after I was finished. At this point I realize I will either go to dinner looking like that or break two little girls hearts. With my husband by my side we went to dinner!

  15. Haha! I’m afraid to let little kids get anywhere near me with makeup or hair styling products. I have made the mistake of letting my little cousin do my hair when she was about 4, and ended up with my hair in one big tangled knot held together with about ninety barettes!

  16. It’s true. That is my beauty advice for all the young ladies out there. Whenever you think your “man” 😉 is not looking at you the way he used to; dress up like a circus freak and lo and behold, he’ll come on back to ya! Julie, you obviously have learned this from experience. You’re good people.

  17. Miss Robin, you get me. You really get me! My yoga pants thank you for that too! 😉 I’m having a hoot sitting here in my black yoga pants and chatting with everybody. I sure hope you come by again. We obviously have a connection! LOL!!

  18. I don’t know if you could tell from the photo, Vicki; but the eyebrows were done in violet eyeliner. Interesting choice, right? Thanks again for coming by and you have a blessed day too, my friend.

  19. You’re welcome! I can send Munchkin over your way if you need a new look for your next conference call! 🙂

  20. Dang!
    Just read this while on a boring conference call for work.
    I laughed a snorting…guffawing…hee haw…and the other folks on the call suddenly went silent. Oops- swore I had hit the mute button.
    Why do stylish young things always start their fashion critique with….”Don’t take this the wrong way…” or “I don’t mean to be mean..:
    Thanks for the Monday morning belly laugh!

  21. Kids are the greatest, aren’t they? They have no fear of telling the truth. The makeover was “something else” that’s for sure! I hope you are enjoying your SITS day. Have a blessed day!

  22. Anything that makes a man encourage the wearing of yoga pants is a win in my book!

    Congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it’s a wonderful day for you.

  23. Nothing like the clown make-over to get your spouse loving your old look! Works like a charm. 😉

    Have a great SITS Day! Hope it is an awesome one!

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